• Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 20, 2020
  • Online

Act 901 of 2015 grants “qualified law enforcement agencies” that have successfully completed a prescription drug diversion certification course to have access to the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The Criminal Justice Institute has developed the 8-hour Advanced Prescription Drug Diversion Investigator PDMP Certificate Course Online to meet all certification requirements. Act 901 of 2015 requires that certification be completed by the agency CEO (Sheriff, Chief of Police, Drug Task Force Supervisor, Special Agent Supervisor in Charge) AND the assigned diversion investigator prior to access being granted to the Arkansas PDMP.

A letter of authorization is required from your CEO for attendance in this specialized course. Letters must include when the CEO completed the course, and the rank of the officer being considered. Authorization letters should be submitted to CJI’s Director, Dr. Cheryl P. May. 

This course will provide an overall understanding of prescription drug abuse issues as well as the effective and appropriate use of the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in drug diversion investigations. With access to the Arkansas PDMP, advanced prescription drug diversion investigators will be able to use the monitoring program to enhance their investigative capability.

Topics include:

  • Prescription Drug Diversion
  •  Investigating Diversion Cases
  •  Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Arkansas Law Enforcement
  • Certified Law Enforcement Prescription Drug Diversion Investigator’s Use of the Arkansas PDMP

 

Course Requirements

The CEO of those agencies who would be responsible for the Prescription Drug Diversion Investigator’s access to and use of the PDMP in diversion investigations must have taken the class prior to sending letters of authorization to Dr. May.
AND
Certified law enforcement officers who are assigned by their agency to investigate prescription drug diversion MUST both complete this class to gain certification.